The global drowning report released today by the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 372,000 lives are lost each year to drowning. Safe Kids Worldwide has joined the worldwide effort to focus more attention on this global health epidemic.
Every day, 3,400 children sustain a sports injury severe enough to go to the emergency room. Safe Kids Worldwide, with the support of Johnson & Johnson, conducted a survey of parents, coaches and young athletes to explore how the culture of sports may be keeping kids out of the game.
So far this year, at least five children have died from heatstroke while unattended in vehicles, including one child in the Fort Worth area. Texas is one of several states with a high number of heatstroke fatalities – at least 92 Texas children have lost their lives to vehicular heatstroke since 1998.